Community tops global M&A rankings: 1st by volume and value in Italy, 8th in Europe, 15th worldwide

News - Wednesday 19 July, 2023

Community is ranked as the top financial communications adviser in Italy (both in terms of value and deal number), while also climbing all of European and global rankings that were drawn up by Mergermaket, a leading financial intelligence observatory drawing up the most authoritative M&A (mergers and acquisitions) transaction monitor worldwide. as well as surveying financial, legal and communications advisers. The ranking looks at both the number and value of deals that were followed in the first six months of this year: the firm was involved in the communication activities of 30 deals worldwide, with a total value of USD 13.347 billion (EUR 11.9 billion).

Community is the first Italian company listed in the international rankings, coming in at 8th place in Europe by number of deals (28 M&As) and 15th in the global ranking. The firm also ranks in the top spots in other countries, taking 2nd place in LatAm, 3rd place in Ireland, and 7th place in Asia (the only Italian company included) by value of deals dealt with).

This is a great honor for Community, reflecting the global leadership that the company has achieved and which, in 2023, resulted in the establishment of Excellera Advisory Group, Italy’s largest consulting firm in government affairs and reputation management, a €25 million turnover group born from the union with Cattaneo Zanetto & Co. and the support of Xenon Private Equity.

Auro Palomba, CEO and founder of Community, said: “The results pictured by Mergermarket are the outcome of extensive teamwork and an acknowledgement of our ability to work in challenging and ever-changing global contexts. Today, thanks to Excellera, we can offer 360-degree excellent services ensuring strategic vision and operational support when dealing with all market players. At the same time, we are creating a development model in the communications sector that aims to grow organically and inorganically, while also looking abroad.”